The autumn lineup includes “Death Comes to Pemberley” and much more.

By Southern Living
September 21, 2020
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We always look forward to new PBS programming. When we saw the fall offerings, we started clearing our schedules and set about planning to tune into new period dramas, documentaries, Southern-set episodes of Antiques Roadshow, and much more. The season began with The Roosevelts, a new 14-hour-long Ken Burns documentary that aired over seven nights in September, and will continue with lots more can’t miss programming, including…

Masterpiece on PBS has a few new period dramas you’ll want to see this season. Beginning on September 28 and continuing on Sunday nights through November 16, you can tune into season two of The Paradise, which PBS describes in a press release as a series that “follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of a Victorian-era department store.”

Death Comes to Pemberley
Credit: PBS

Also coming to Masterpiece on PBS is an imaginative drama based on characters created by Jane Austen. What happens after Pride & Prejudice ends? Tune in and find out: According to the press release, “Death Comes to Pemberley, an adaptation of P.D. James’ witty and inventive continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) [airs] on October 26 and November 2. Watch a preview below.

If you can’t get enough of British dramas, you’ll also want to tune into two new Worricker sagas starring Bill Nighy (Emma., The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as the eponymous MI5 spy alongside guest stars Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, among others. The episodes, “Turks & Caicos” and “Salting the Battlefield,” will air on November 9 and 16.

Also coming to the small screen near you are new episodes of beloved series, including Antiques Roadshow, which will air six new episodes and will travel to Southern cities Knoxville, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida. New episodes of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will also air and will feature 30 new guests learning about their ancestry.

You can find more information on upcoming programming schedules by checking your local listings and by visiting pbs.org.

What are you most looking to tune into on PBS this fall? What’s your favorite PBS series to watch each season?